Over the weekend, former President Donald Trump revealed that he was to be arrested sometime this week, possibly on Tuesday, after information leaked from within the Manhattan DA’s office regarding the situation.
The news sent law enforcement scrambling as the Secret Service, and NYPD began preparations for what they believed could be a political and media circus in The Big Apple.
Pundits, on the other hand, were openly suggesting that Trump’s impending indictment wouldn’t necessarily be a career killer and could, in fact, bolster his polling ahead of the 2024 race.
Spoiler alert: They were right.
Former President Donald Trump experienced yet another boost this week amid rumors of a looming arrest, the latest Morning Consult survey, released Tuesday, found.
This week’s Morning Consult survey demonstrates gains for the former president, as he now has 54 percent support — up from 52 percent recorded last week. Meanwhile, his closest potential competitor, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, lost two points, going from 28 percent to 26 percent. In other words, Trump’s lead jumped from +24 to +28 in the last week.
Trump is still far and away the most viable candidate for the GOP.
No other potential candidate comes close, as former Vice President Mike Pence remained consistent, coming in third place with seven percent support. Presidential candidate Nikki Haley followed with four percent support, and former Rep. Liz Cheney came one point behind with three percent support [which means 3% of the people who responded to this poll are morons] No other potential candidate saw greater than one percent support.
Donald Trump had previously stated that an indictment would not prevent him from continuing his campaign for the White House, and with numbers like these, why would it?
Cross Posted with Liberty Hub